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Maza, Paul; Miller, Allison; Carson, Brian; Hermanson, John – School Science Review, 2018
Learning and retaining science content may be increased by applying the basic science material to real-world situations. Discussing cases with students during lectures and having them participate in laboratory exercises where they apply the science content to practical situations increases students' interest and enthusiasm. A summer course in…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, College Science, Veterinary Medical Education, Physiology
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Morphis, Elizabeth A – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2018
This article focuses on a shift in the author's approach to teaching a literacy course to a coaching-based model after observing pre-service teachers "struggle" to implement the teaching practices during on-site fieldwork with a kindergarten, first-, or second-grade child partner. The author discusses how she provided more timely…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Preservice Teachers, Early Childhood Education, Literacy Education
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Williams, Tinnycua – Afterschool Matters, 2018
Studies have demonstrated the significance of afterschool staff development and have attempted to show the impacts of staff training on program quality and youth outcomes. Professional development, though necessary, wasn't always a priority for the author, especially if training hours conflicted with the author's afterschool program schedule.…
Descriptors: Credentials, Educational Change, After School Programs, Youth
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van Es, Cindy; Weaver, Michelle M. – Journal of Statistics Education, 2018
The Survey of Attitudes Toward Statistics or SATS was administered for three consecutive years to students in an Introductory Statistics course at Cornell University. Questions requesting demographic information and expected final course grade were added. Responses were analyzed to investigate possible differences between sexes and racial/ethnic…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Student Surveys, Grades (Scholastic), Hispanic American Students
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Kozik, Peter L. – Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 2018
This comparative research study in the context of action research documents the effects of Appreciative Inquiry (AI) on positive participant interactions, student turn-taking and self-advocacy interactions during IEP meetings that focused on student transition to post-secondary outcomes. AI was implemented as a written protocol for conducting IEP…
Descriptors: Individualized Education Programs, Action Research, Comparative Analysis, Discourse Analysis
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Isaak, Jerry; Devine, Michael; Gervich, Curt; Gottschall, Richard – Journal of Experiential Education, 2018
Background: The State University of New York (SUNY), the nation's largest comprehensive public university system, recently proposed making experiential learning activities available to all students enrolled in an academic program. Each campus was tasked with examining the feasibility of including experiential learning activities as a degree…
Descriptors: State Universities, Experiential Learning, Learning Activities, Required Courses
McClellan, Catherine; Snyder, Rebecca; Woods-Murphy, Maryann; Basset, Katherine – National Network of State Teachers of the Year, 2018
Great teachers recognize great assessments. As policy and education leaders work to make sure state tests are measuring the problem-solving, writing, and critical-thinking skills students need for success, they should convene and rely on teachers to review test quality and help answer the question: Do the questions on our state test reflect…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Educational Quality, Standardized Tests, Test Items
Zinth, Jennifer – Education Commission of the States, 2018
Federal requirements stipulate that states and local education agencies annually calculate and report an Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate, disaggregated by student group. The ACGR includes all students who graduate from high school in four years with a regular high school diploma, plus all students with the most significant cognitive disabilities…
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, High School Graduates, Graduation Requirements, State Programs
Lewy, Guenter – American Council of Trustees and Alumni, 2018
Freedom of expression is imperiled on today's college campuses. Citizens and educators alike are concerned about the number of shout-downs and disinvitations and their silencing effect on intellectual diversity. The use of speech codes, "safe spaces," new rules demanding "trigger warnings," and condemning…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Ideology, Educational Philosophy, Freedom of Speech
Poole, Nancy – ProQuest LLC, 2018
A study was conducted to examine the experiences of nursing students in online nursing programs to explore if the use of innovative technology in the courses would improve faculty presence and effective communication. A gap in the scientific literature was identified concerning the experiences of nursing students regarding faculty presence and…
Descriptors: Nursing Students, Nursing Education, Online Courses, Educational Technology
Hantz, Catherine – ProQuest LLC, 2018
By the end of the nineteenth century, the momentum for the idea of a more practical education better suited to life in a modern, technological world brought the first educational reform movements in the nation. Concurrent reform efforts at the state and national levels influenced both the historical development of Earth science education and the…
Descriptors: Educational History, United States History, Earth Science, Educational Change
Patrick, Andrew P. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The time between the passage of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 and its replacement, the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015, marked a period of unprecedented policy-driven education reform. Unfortunately, the major objectives of the policy were not achieved, and the very problems it sought to fix still exist. One reason for this was an…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Bilingual Education, Educational Policy
Riddell, Christopher M. – Online Submission, 2018
This quantitative study uses a survey to determine how public school teachers perceive the efficacy of the intervention of the Dignity For All Student's Act on the climate of civility in the classroom at one specific public middle school located in Upstate New York. The intent is to explore the perceived efficacy of the intervention put into place…
Descriptors: State Legislation, Educational Legislation, Human Dignity, Program Implementation
Sammons, Gregory – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The research explores the shared, lived experiences of nine SUNY campus police chiefs at separate state-operated campuses in relationship to the Clery Act and its influence on real-world outcomes of raising awareness about crime risks, increasing campus safety, and the pursuit of remaining compliant with the act's many provisions. SUNY is the…
Descriptors: College Environment, School Security, School Safety, Campuses
New Leaders, 2018
In their plans to carry out the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), states universally recognize what New Leaders has long known: "leadership changes everything." In fact, every single state has committed to directing some portion of its federal funding into investments in leadership--from teacher leaders to principals and…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Leadership
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